Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Would you hire this person? {Not-so-wordy Wednesday}

I’m actually doing this. This SAHM is now also a working mom. I’m making my career goal of being an independent consultant come true. I have a business license, a business name, domains for my website (to be built eventually if I ever bring in enough revenue to do so), and several potential baby-sitters lined up and ready to interview.

I have everything I need… except a work wardrobe. I met with a potential client a couple weeks ago, and my biggest dilemma was what to wear. I haven’t had to wear Big Girl Office Clothes in over two years. So I hauled the bin labeled “Mel’s Clothes” out of the garage, blew the dust off, and started trying on my old cute clothes that I used to wear to work. Surprisingly, a lot of them still fit. Holla!

So the real question is, are any of them still in style? After a bazillion wardrobe changes (and, yes, even a few tears), here’s what I wore to my first client visit. What do you think? Did I do alright? I know it looks remarkably like the outfit I showed you last week. I’m not feeling very creative or brave when it comes to fashion these days, which is why I turn to you on these matters. Keep in mind that Corporate America in California is very casual. I was actually a bit over-dressed. 

Well anyway, I must have done something right because… I have my first client! NOW I’m officially in business.

By the way, I’m way more nervous about finding the right baby-sitter for Quinn than I am about this job, but more on that later. For now, how cute are these shoes?